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Expert NameMs. Edith Mwenda
TitleSenior State Counsel
DivisionState Counsel
InstitutionAttorney General's Chambers
Telephone254 2 227 461
Work ExperienceState Counsel, Attorney-General's Chambers, Department of Treaties and Agreements (1990 to date). Duties: Drafting agreements, international documents, contracts and treaties. Advising Government Ministries and State Corporations on the construction thereon, furnishing legal opinions, undertaking research and arbritation. Has developed a high degree of experience in drafting agreements, analytical skills on international legal instruments and good communication and negotiation skills as representative of the Attorney-General, as adviser to delegations in many international programmes. Environment: designated to deal with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. In this regard attends to matters and gives legal advise in respect to the Convention. In February 1997 attended, as an expert, the Meeting on the formulation of Inter-Governmental Authority on Development Committee on Science and Technology in the context of CCD. In February 1997, was involved in the Fo
QualificationsMaster of Laws (LLM with Merit), University of London (1995-1996). Subjects studied include Law and Development, International Trade Law, Regulation of Financial Markets and Legal Aspects of International Finance. Attended class seminars in International Environmental Law. Post graduate diploma of Laws (Dip. Law), the Kenya School of Law (1989-1990). Bachelor of Laws (LLB. Hons), University of Nairobi (1986-1989). Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (November 1990).
Number of Publications3
AwardsWon the 1995 British Chevening Award. One of the ten candidates to receive the award out of 2,000 applicants from different disciplines.
Other ActivitiesAt the meeting for the Establishment of Eastern and Southern Africa Business Organisation, in May 1995, advised and drafted the ESABO Charter which was adopted as the Constitution of the Organisation. Sept. 1994-August 1995, nominated by the Honourable Attorney-General to serve the National Steering Committee formulating a Sessional Paper on AIDS Pandemic. - Current Vice-Chair of Women in Administration of Justice - Member of te Law Society of Kenya - Member of the Federation of International Women Lawyers (Kenya) - Legal Advisor (voluntary work) Presidential Award, Kenya Scheme Recruited by the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board and serving as examiner for Certified Public Secretaries and Certified Public Accountants in certain law papers since 1992.
Publications1. "Conventions and Agreements, the Legal Aspects of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification", Dec. 1996. 2. "Sub-regional Fund to Combat Desertification and Mitigate the Effects of Drought - Funding Mechanisms in the context of CCD". 3. Implementation Arrangements for the NAP Process in Kenya , Sept. 1998 (unplublished)
DisciplinePolitical Science
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